2011 BMW
750Li
vs. 2012 Acura
TL

2012 Acura TL

9.8

Winner

Acura TL

starting from

$40,220

Reasons to buy the Acura TL

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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
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Comparable turning radius
38.4 ft
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Very inexpensive
$40,220
2011 BMW 750Li

9.5

Runner-up

BMW 750Li

starting from

$88,275

Reasons to buy the BMW 750Li

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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Very spacious back seats
57.4 ft3
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Average top speed
155 mph
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Quite powerful
400 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.2
2012 Acura TL Winner: TL
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  • The TL 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The TL 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the TL 's satellite radio; in the 750Li, too, but it'll cost
Cost 10.0 vs 8.6
2012 Acura TL Winner: TL
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  • Gets more than 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $48,055 cheaper (2.2x less), $40,220 vs $88,275
Road Tests 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 BMW 750Li Winner: 750Li
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  • The 750Li can go around 20% faster than the TL , 155 mph vs 130 mph
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 14.1 s @ 105 mph vs 15.3 s @ 96 mph
  • The 750Li hits 60mph around 20% faster, 5.7 seconds vs 6.8 seconds
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 BMW 750Li Winner: 750Li
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  • The 750Li has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2012 Acura TL Winner: TL
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  • The TL needs around 10% less space to turn, 38.4 ft vs 41.7 ft
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have power outlets
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.5

Entertainment System

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The TL 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 750Li does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the TL 's satellite radio; in the 750Li, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The TL has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the 750Li

Cost

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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MSRP $40,220 vs $88,275 The TL has a great price, but the 750Li is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 14 mpg The TL has great city mileage, but the 750Li is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Average lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs 5.7 seconds The 750Li's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the TL is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 126 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.3 s @ 96 mph vs 14.1 s @ 105 mph The 750Li's 1/4 mile time is average, but the TL 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.9 g vs 0.84 g The TL has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average 750Li
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Top speed 130 mph vs 155 mph The 750Li's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the TL is just OK

Safety Features

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The 750Li has a good number of airbags, but the TL is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system AcuraLink vs BMW Assist

Performance

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Horsepower 280 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM The 750Li is fairly powerful, but the TL is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The 750Li's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.4 lb/hp vs 11.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 ft vs 41.7 ft The TL is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the 750Li is quite bad

Practicality

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 477 miles The TL has good highway range and the 750Li is reasonable
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Cargo space 13.1 ft3 vs 14.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.0 ft3 vs 57.7 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Acura
TL
2012 Acura TL
2011 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2012 Acura TL 2012 Infiniti M37x TL vs M37x

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